Law firm regulation consultation – deadline extended:  Read more and complete the survey.

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Nov 12, 2015

Law Society suspends Kelowna lawyer Christopher Penty for professional misconduct [updated November 20, 2015]

Nov 5, 2015

Law Society celebrates excellence in journalism at the 2015 Jack Webster Awards

Nov 4, 2015

Benchers prioritize Truth and Reconciliation call to action

Oct 7, 2015

Law Society aims to improve access to justice

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I want to thank all those lawyers who continue to step up and serve the profession. It’s volunteer work that requires a big commitment, not to mention a fair bit of courage.   more


Nov 25, 2015

Deadline extended – Law firm regulation consultation – The Law Firm Regulation Task Force is seeking input from Law Society members. The task force is working to develop recommendations to the Benchers for a compliance-based law firm regulation framework, and invites members to complete an online survey. more

Nov 16, 2015

Bencher election results – The 2016-2017 Bencher election results are in: six Benchers were elected for the first time and 16 were re-elected (three by acclamation). more

Oct 28, 2015

Scholarship opportunities – The Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies is accepting applications for the The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship. The successful candidate will receive full university tuition and college fees at the University of Cambridge, England, as well as a monthly living allowance, subject to any other awards received. more

Oct 15, 2015

2015 AGM – The annual general meeting of the Law Society was held on October 14 at the Hotel Vancouver. Miriam Kresivo, QC, was acclaimed as second vice-president with her term starting in January 2016. more

Oct 5, 2015

Benchers approve 2016 fees – The Benchers have approved the 2016 practice fee and insurance fee, as recommended by the Finance and Audit Committee. The committee based its recommendation on a thorough review of the Law Society’s financial position, its statutory mandate and strategic plan. more

Aug 31, 2015

TWU v. Law Society of BC concludes – The Trinity Western University petition against the Law Society was heard before Chief Justice Hinkson in BC Supreme Court beginning on August 24 and ending the afternoon of August 26. The Chief Justice reserved his decision. more

Jul 7, 2015

Precautionary measures: useful tips on how to proceed if your firm receives a suspicious package – Some lawyers have expressed concerns about receiving suspicious packages. Here are some procedures to follow if your law firm receives a package and is unsure of its contents. more

Jun 19, 2015

Deadline Extended – Secondary school essay contest on the Magna Carta – The deadline for the secondary school essay contest has been extended to December 31, 2015 in order to ensure all students have adequate time to submit their entry.  more

Jun 17, 2015

Important PLTC registration information for 2016 – Does your firm plan to hire an articled student to start in 2016? The number of articled students in BC has increased substantially in recent years. Early PLTC applicants are more likely to be placed in their session of choice. more

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